Let’s face it, being a teen can be a complex time of life. After all, there are boys, school, parents and looking good to think about. Obviously we all want to look great and put our best foot forward. However, over the years I’ve come to find out that even though I am a fashionista and a beauty queen wanna-be true beauty doesn’t come from a bottle or from my next clothing purchase. It is something that starts from the inside.
If money was no object I could have the latest fashions fresh off the runway and the next acne cure before it hit the shelves. Yet, if my heart isn’t taken care of, I’m throwing my money out the window. If you don’t love who you are, as you are, you will never be happy with the girl in the mirror no matter how much make-up you apply. On the other hand, if you’re a real beauty on the outside but every time you open your mouth it’s a different story then you’ve got more to work on. What you say and do makes a lasting impression. After all, words outlive good looks.
It takes time to slowly turn into that girl of your own dreams and to fall in love with her. This doesn’t mean you’re stuck-up or stuck-on yourself. Instead I’m talking about a self-respect that will last through your adulthood. It’s that self-respect that will take you through the break-ups and the break-outs.
Also, don’t be too critical of your little imperfections. If you see something you’d like to improve upon then take time to work on it. This doesn’t mean you stare at the mirror and torture yourself, belittle your appearance or compare yourself to others. You are special! There isn’t another woman on the face of the earth with your unique traits and talents. Learn to appreciate who you are so you can in turn truly love and appreciate others. Remember a radiant complexion starts with a happy heart. True beauty doesn’t begin with a compact it starts from the inside out.
- Emilee Gettle